Sector Ordinance (SektVO) Changes Public Procurement Rules for Energy Sector

The Ordinance on Awarding Contracts in the Areas of Transport, Drinking Water and Energy Supply (Verordnung über die Vergabe von Aufträgen im Bereich Verkehr, der Trinkwasserversorgung und der Energieversorgung – Sektorenverordnung – SektVO) of 23 September 2009 was published in the Federal Law Gazette on 28 September 2009.

The SektVO is an independent ordinance that modernizes and replaces the procurement provisions previously contained  in the 3rd and 4th section of the VOB/A and the VOL/A.  To the extent award procedures have to be carried out in the energy sector, the Vergabeverordnung (VgV) , the VOB/A and the VOL/A shall no longer be applicable.

The Ordninance enters into force 29 September 2009.

Source: Federal Law Gazette (Bundesgesetzblatt) I, page 3110

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